China’s New South Pacific Influence

From BBC News:

As China extends its economic and political potential in the world, nowhere is too remote or too small to merit Beijing’s interest, not even the tiny nations which slumber in the .

…Chinese restaurants have sprung up all over the region, some of them big and grand, most little more than shacks with corrugated-iron roofs.

Often they are next door to Chinese-run trade stores, where shopkeepers hunker down behind iron-bar grilles and sell everything from candles to corned beef.

The shops and restaurants are the most visible sign of a growing Chinese presence in the South Pacific.

May 3, 2008 9:31 PM
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